Resources specific to young people living with disabilities and or chronic illness.
Childrens Commissioner – What Makes a Good Life for Children & Young People Original Report
The office of the Children’s Commissioner asked children and young people for their views on what wellbeing means to them. In 2019 they heard from more than 6,000 children and young people about what a good life is and what they thought were the most important areas to focus on to make things better for all children and young people.
What Makes a Good Life for Children & Young People
12 October 2021 Update
As part of their engagement with children and young people for our What Makes a Good Life? report, they heard from 474 disabled children and young people through survey and face-to-face engagements.
Disabled children and young people told them that:
Acceptance: Discrimination is widely experienced by disabled children and young people
Accessibility: A lack of accessibility gets in the way of the good life
Safety: Unique for all of us
Education: To work better for us, be flexible and supportive
Employment: Job opportunities and being supported is important to us
Whānau: We want support from, and for, friends, families, whānau and communities